Harris Eisenstadt’s CD Release Tour Begins Tomorrow

October 23, 2009

Drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt is about to hit the road to celebrate his latest recording, Canada Day (Clean Feed).

The record documents his original book of music for the longstanding quintet, Canada Day, featuring Nate Wooley (trumpet), Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone), Chris Dingman (vibraphone) and Eivind Opsvik (bass).

Check out Eisenstadt and Wooley playing a stripped-down version of the track “Kategeeper” in the Time Out New York office.

The tour begins Saturday with the first of two nights at New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe and continues with concerts in Buffalo, Rochester and Toronto.

Here’s the complete schedule:

10/24 :: Cornelia Street Cafe (New York, NY)
10/25 :: Cornelia Street Cafe (New York, NY)
10/27 :: York University (Toronto, ON)
10/27 :: Tranzac (Toronto, ON)
10/28 :: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, NY)
10/29 :: The Bop Shop (Rochester, NY)

Time Out New York Previews Darius Jones’ Debut On AUM Fidelity

August 31, 2009
Photo by Carrie Villines

Photo by Carrie Villines

Time Out New York‘s Hank Shteamer previews the Darius Jones Trio’s forthcoming debut in a post today on the publication’s music blog, The Volume.

“Each time we’ve seen Jones play, we’ve been seriously impressed with the sheer gut-level intensity he projects, whether he’s blasting out a furiously minimal riff or digging into a deep blues groove,” Shteamer writes. “So it pleases us greatly to report that Jones has hooked up with AUM Fidelity, a local label that knows plenty about the horn man’s brand of gritty free jazz, for his debut as a leader, Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing), due out October 13.”

The post offers a streaming track from the record and discusses the trio’s forthcoming performance at AUM Fidelity’s showcase event at Abrons Arts Center on October 15th, which will also feature tenor saxophonist David S. Ware’s triumphant return to performing and the first performance of bassist William Parker’s acclaimed Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra in more than four years.

TONY’s The Volume Spotlights Upcoming Hébert CD

May 28, 2009

Byzantine Monkey

In a new post from this morning, Time Out New York‘s music blog, The Volume, shines a light on bassist/composer John Hébert’s forthcoming debut, Byzantine Monkey, on Firehouse 12 Records.

Also included is a streaming version of the second track on the record, “Acrid Landscape”.

The disc officially hits the streets on June 16th.

TONY Live Review: Positive Catastrophe

May 11, 2009
Photo by Laal Shams/Hank Shteamer

Photo by Laal Shams/Hank Shteamer

Time Out New York‘s Hank Shteamer reviews the opening night of Positive Catastrophe‘s CD release concerts at Jazz Gallery this past weekend in the publication’s blog, The Volume, calling the event “an excellent showcase for the band’s singular blend of the festive and the avant-garde.”

The group was celebrating the release of its debut recording, Garabatos Volume One (Cuneiform Records).